- Subject: SOUTHWESTERN-NEWS-RELEASE: (Kaibab National Forest Information) - Juniper Fire Update
- From: "Sandra J Moore" <sjmoore@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 19:50:34 -0700
- Approved-by: sjmoore@xxxxxxxxx
Juniper Fire Northeast of
WILLIAMS, Ariz. – The Juniper
Fire is growing at a slow pace, 18 miles northeast of Williams. The fire
began Saturday, July 17 from lightning and is now five acres. Forest officials
are managing the fire for resource objectives after evaluating the fire’s
location, fuels, current and predicted weather, and potential for spread.
The fire will be managed within
a defined area encompassing approximately 1,600 acres. The management area
boundary has roads on all four sides: Road 144 to the west, Road 90 to
the north, Road 101 on the east and Road 171 on the south. In addition,
the 2009 Wildhorse Complex is just north of the fire.
A local Type 4 organization is
managing the incident. Incident Commander Dave Pearce commented, “The
ideal location of this fire and the fire behavior we are seeing will help
us achieve the resource objectives we have identified for this incident.”
These objectives include returning fire to a fire-adapted ecosystem, enhancing
wildlife habitat, and protecting cultural resources and range improvements.
Fire crews are responding to new
lightning-caused fires on the district as scattered thunderstorms continue
to pass over the area. Most of the activity today is near Sycamore Canyon.
The National Weather Service predicts the current trend of isolated showers
and thunderstorms will remain through the middle of next week.
For additional information, please
visit the Inciweb at http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2026/
or call Punky Moore, Fire Information Officer, 928-635-5653.
Fire Information Officer
Kaibab National Forest
Williams/Tusayan Ranger District
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